Netflix and executive producer Jenji Kohan continue their success with original series, this time with the season renewal of female led series GLOW. The streaming giant has ordered a ten episode second season of the 1980s wrestling comedy that will continue the journey of the misfit group of women.
The news, naturally, was spread on twitter with a very short, very uninformative, but very GLOW-esque clip. The renewal was met by joy from its fans – though bittered Sense8 stans yet again hijack comments on the news.
— GLOW (@GlowNetflix) August 10, 2017
GLOW was inspired by the short lived ’80s wrestling show, and has become a hit among multiple audiences. The Netflix show centers on Ruth (Alison Brie), a struggling actress who takes up an unconventional job in TV’s first women’s wrestling show. Things get worse when homewrecker Ruth is forced to confront former friend Debbie (Betty Gilpin) who, too, joins the project.
GLOW certainly delivered in Netflix’s projection of quality original series, perhaps thanks to veteran Kohan’s involvement. But it’s the creative input from showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch that should really be commended for creating a group of dimensional, relatable, and varied female characters.
GLOW joins One Day at a Time, Santa Clarita Diet and Dear White People to be the fourth 2017 Netflix comedy to be renewed for a second season. GLOW executive producers Kohan and Tara Herrmann have also just had Jamie Denbo created series American Princess picked up by Lifetime.